Trade physique Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) has launched a brand new range and inclusion (D&I) survey.
The survey, which was compiled by OEUK’s D&I Process Group in collaboration with Brook Graham, a world consultancy agency specializing in D&I, will collect suggestions on information regarding the age, gender, ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation, incapacity, and social mobility of workers within the offshore power workforce, OEUK highlighted in a press release posted on its website.
OEUK’s newest survey is accessible to people employed within the UK offshore power business in organizations encompassing operator, provide chain, and manufacturing communities, the business physique identified. The survey will probably be anonymized and confidential, OEUK revealed, including that it goals to seize the “holistic voice of the business, utilizing the info to decipher the significant actions that may have most affect on driving constructive change”.
“Embracing range helps to draw and retain gifted individuals,” Alix Thom, OEUK’s Workforce Engagement and Abilities Supervisor, mentioned in a corporation assertion.
“Which means inclusive and collaborative methods of working are key components in supporting the offshore power sector’s growth into clear power. The goal of our 2023 survey is to evaluate the speed of progress and alter in workforce notion since our preliminary D&I survey in 2021,” Thom added.
“It is going to assist us establish alternatives to share good apply, whereas pinpointing areas for enchancment. As we speed up the transfer to low carbon power, we have to discover methods to unlock the total potential of our expertise pool and entry a range of considering,” Thom continued.
“This strategy improves the standard of decision-making by bringing a number of views to the desk, boosting our problem-solving abilities so we are able to rise to the problem of delivering web zero by 2050,” the OEUK supervisor went on to state.
The 2023 D&I survey itself states that the outcomes of the final workforce survey “closely influenced” the actions of the business D&I activity group.
“Primarily based on the decrease scores relating to promotion pathways and variety in management, the group produced toolkits for employers in each these areas, which have additionally been shared outdoors OEUK membership and proceed to be promoted,” the survey mentioned.
“The excessive proportion of ‘want to not say’ responses to LGBT identification and incapacity reporting confirmed there may be quite a lot of work to do in these areas and the duty group will probably be this carefully when outcomes are analyzed,” it added.
2021 D&I Survey
Within the 2021 OGUK D&I Survey, 57 p.c of survey respondents rated the D&I tradition of their group as robust or very robust. Fourteen p.c of survey respondents regarded the D&I tradition of their group as weak or felt that there was no D&I tradition in any respect.
The survey confirmed that round 38 p.c of respondents believed that the D&I focus of their group had improved in the previous couple of years but additionally revealed that 47 p.c felt that it solely improved marginally or they didn’t know. Fifteen p.c thought it had declined to some extent, in accordance with the survey.
The 2021 OGUK survey revealed that the 2020 UKCS D&I index was 7.1, from a ten level scale. The D&I index rating for the offshore workforce (6.6) was sometimes round eight p.c decrease than for these working onshore (7.2), the survey highlighted.
The general D&I survey by gender was 7.1, the D&I index rating for ethnic minorities was 6.6, the D&I rating for individuals who recognized themselves as having a incapacity was 6.3, and the D&I rating for the LGBTQ+ group was 6.6., the survey confirmed.
Within the survey, Deirdre Michie, the Chief Government of OGUK on the time, mentioned, “this is a superb report that’s important for our business and the individuals inside it”.
“The report not solely permits us to higher perceive the place we’re presently in, nevertheless it establishes a baseline from which all range, inclusion, and equality enhancements could be made,” Michie added in that assertion.
The OGUK D&I Process Group was created in 2019 to drive the agenda on range and inclusion within the sector, catalyze motion, and share good apply, the 2021 survey acknowledged. In February final yr, OGUK (Oil & Gasoline UK) modified its identify to OEUK.
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